Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo Unveil Black Friday Figures

Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a statement, "The 2009 holiday season got off to an amazing start for PlayStation, with all key retailers showing a significant increase for PS3, PSP and key holiday titles over Black Friday and the holiday weekend. PlayStation 3 demand was at an all time high with the system selling more than 440,000 units for the week ending 11/29/09.

Nintendo has also announced that DS and Wii sales were strong over Black Friday week in the United States. But Microsoft has yet to report hard Xbox 360 hardware figures over Black Friday

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Killzonegamer843276d ago

awesome numbers for PS3.. does anyone know if this America only or worldwide? do other countries even do black friday sales?

Maddens Raiders3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

..but i'm sure the PS3 sold more than that,and MS not releasing numbers is not a good sign of confidence. The wii has cooled off ALOT and again these are US numbers, so for MS not to release the #'s shows that SNE is really tightening the screws on Redmond. They may overtake the 360 sooner than anyone anticipated -- why not? I don't see the worldwide trend making a reversal; it will only grow. GT5, FFXIII and GOW3 are going to be *interesting releases to say the least with about a 6~7 million gap atm...

also I think SNE's revamped ad campaign stateside, is really helping to bring people into the fold...

iron_sheik3276d ago

as for rest of the world

be very sure that ps3 is comfortably outselling x360 3:1 or 4:1 . you can get latest hardware numbers of eu zone from gaf . ps3 outsold x360 6:1 last week in germany, spain , france and 4:1 in italy last week

in europe you are having ps3 selling 250-300,000 per week against 70-100,000 x360s

Jordan Two Delta3276d ago

You fanboys better hope it's lower sales keeping them silent and not being overwhelmed by unexpected numbers, needing more time to get them right.

iron_sheik3276d ago

you do realize that if those numbers are to be believed then ps3 outsold x360 1.5:1 in US

you can easily imagine x360's fate or numbers rest of the world where it barely sells after ps3's price cut

according to SONY and MS themselves
x360 -280k-300k

Zones3276d ago

Actually, VGC reported that close to 500k PS3s have been sold in the whole America a few day ago. And they had Xbox 360 at ~325k.

That sounds pretty close to the official figures, no?

iron_sheik3276d ago

the latest numbers are real numbers not just random vg guess work

so original numbers are like
280k for x360 and 440k for ps3

no one cares about random guesswork of vgchartz

40cal3276d ago

Wow is right.

I did not expect Sony to boss hog this holiday season from Microsoft that fast or easy. I really only see this situation getting better for the PS3. I mean with God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, MAG, Modnation Racers, and FFXIII all coming early next year, and let us not forget that people are picking up a lot of HDTV's this year so the Blu-Ray movie side is ever so present.

Save me Project Natal your my only hope.

-Your XBOX 360

RememberThe3573276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

We still don't know how much the 360 sold on during the Black Friday week? Did they not do as well as they had hoped?

MAiKU3276d ago

Why didn't Microsoft release a statement on 360's sold on black Friday?

Mindboggle3276d ago

Im sorry but the PS3 is not outselling the 360 3/4-1

The PS3 is definetly outselling it, but not by that margin.

If the ps3 sold 440,000. I expect the 360 sold about 300-350,000

Willio3275d ago

MS are always the first one to talk (espcially NPD results) when it's possitive news. When it's neggative, the spinning team hurls out misdirected and irrelevant data such as accessories attach rate to give themselves a possitive view. MS is like LEGOs, you will need to find (buy) seperate parts and assemble them together to get your "Multi-media Center."

Baba19063275d ago

btw only USA, (maybe canada?), i dont know, has black friday as n important day. so of course this is only american numbers. the rest of the world will have normal numbers.

Rumor3275d ago

nice numbers. with ad campaigns, sony is sure to dominate this holiday season :)

psa: nice ad spot on Youtube....VERY NICE SONY!

crck3275d ago

I wonder if these numbers are true if MS will claim shortages again. But to be fair MS moved a good number of units the week before black Friday when Amazon and Walmart were doing their buy a 360 arcade get a $100 gift cert. So Nov. numbers may not be as lopsided as some of you think.

evrfighter3275d ago

how and why is the Wii still dominating....seriously

wtf is going on.

leila013275d ago

The PS3 sold 378,000 system for the whole month last November,so to see it overtake those numbers in a week is impressive.

November 07-466,000
November 08-378,000
November 09- 440,000 in one week.

sack_boi3275d ago

Good numbers for Sony, I hope they all bought Uncharted 2 with it.

CrazzyMan3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

x360 is owned by PS3 in it`s own territory. =))

Actually, x360 sales dropped in US by around 60% compared to last year`s, while PS3 sales rose by around 300%!
So who is a boss? =))

Wii, you are next to be beated! =]

leila013275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

You seem happy that Microsoft is doing "bad".

CrazzyMan3275d ago

The faster we will get games, which are NOT limited by 6GB of DVD space.

Of`course i`m happy as a gamer.

Jamegohanssj53275d ago

Congrats; however, this is VG Chartz. Ftlulz.


sikbeta3275d ago

ah... we'll definitely see HUGE numbers when FF13 and GT5 come OUT

vhero3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

I wonder why Ms are not releasing Black Friday figures this year?? Is it because they can't stand the embarrassment of being last? The last 2 years they been happy to come out saying they beat PS3 3:1 and 2:1. Obviously they got battered this year so won't release the figures. VG Chartz said double previous week? so that's 320k.. pretty much same as 2007 obviously the want for the console is dying down even at the lower cost. In 2007 it obviously sold less because of higher price.

Guido3275d ago

The quicker MS will go back tot he drawing board and make a console that works most of the time. The games are great but the console is pure trash if you ask me. Can I have a cookie?

aceitman3275d ago

in the amazon top 100 sony sold out and are now back in stock

Montrealien3275d ago

"The faster we will get games, which are NOT limited by 6GB of DVD space.

Of`course i`m happy as a gamer."

This is N4G mentality in a nut shell, and it is all fail.

The minute this industry becomes a one console industry, we all lose. And I am the one who will get disagrees...

/on topic

Great news for all gamers, our industry is doing great!

mint royale3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

@maddens raiders

Yeah the wii cooling down ALOT eh? The biggest selling console (and most profitable) of the weekend and still demolishing Sony and Microsoft in sales is cooling down? Sorry no.

YOY though the ps3 has done fantastically and currently the 360 is struggling to see growth in the marketplace (and no its not doomed either).

@iron sheik
Hello Nasim is this your 873rd account now?

if the wii bubble is bursting with its current sales MS's and Sony's bubble never inflated.

gaffyh3275d ago

@1.26 - Amazingly I agree, but I wouldn't mind seeing MS taken down a peg, they are more arrogant than Sony ever was right now.

On topic - VERY surprised at the Wii numbers, I expected 700k at least, maybe the Wii bubble is bursting?

zeeshan3275d ago

So basically, they must have sold nearly a million consoles in the whole month of November and that's just in US? PS3 owns Japan and the last I read, they were doing damn good in EU as well. Sony's on a roll here!

bjornbear3275d ago

"Microsoft has yet to report hard X360 hardware figures over Black Friday week 2009"


PS3PCFTW3275d ago

the fanboy mods here can delete my account, my comments, my bubbles.

but they cant delete the fact that the ps3 is destroying the 360 in every aspect.

its only going to get worse for the rrodbox

DaTruth3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

I'm sure we can all agree that these are not the numbers they "shipped" to the retailer in anticipation of Black Friday. These are what the consumer bought on Black Friday so can we please have no more talk about the companies inability to track "sold through to consumer numbers"!

The evidence is right here! You guys were willing to believe it last year when MS was reporting the day after Black Friday!

avengers19783275d ago

most other countries do not have black friday sales. This most likely just america. Thanksgiving is an american holiday, and with people being off work all over the country the stores know it's a good day to have huge sales.

Xgamerzus3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Wow great numbers!!! Im confident that the Best technology with the best software will win!!!

Tomdc3275d ago

only America has black friday.. What would we be thanking on your thanksgiving..?

Kain813275d ago

'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of 360s men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know that my name is the PS3 when I lay my vengeance upon thee.'

gaffyh3275d ago

@above - Say WHAT AGAIN?! I dare you! I double dare you!

cliffbo3275d ago

with Europe probably selling around 190,000 and Japan around 40,000, we are going to see one of the biggest sales week ever.

DevastationEve3275d ago

when we mention halo 3's phenomenal 10+ million strong sales ps3 fanboys say sales doesn't matter...and then they fight back with gran turismo's 50 million strong sales.

and now it's the same. so to conclude SALES DO MATTER.

whoelse3275d ago

440,000 for the PS3
"Double previous week" for 360 (2x 148,000 - VGChartz)

A big week for Sony then.

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TheTruth20093276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

Now watch this thread.

Sony Fans will come in here and talk specifically about the numbers and how awesome Sony is. They will say that 440,000 is AWESOME and totally ignore the website that produced the figures.

That is why Sony Fans are the most immature, myopic, and hypocritical videogame fans.

To know them, is to love them.

But let's wait until this same site releases the software numbers later in the week.
When NO PS3-exclusive release from 2009 is in the Top 10.
When it is PROVEN that people buy the PS3 for BluRay.

These same fans will yell, "IT'S VGCHARTZ. IT'S BOGUS!"

Sony Fans like to manipulate the facts to fashion their arguments.

But the truth is staring them right in the face...


Uncharted 2 - 1.5 million copies sold
Demon Souls - 300,000 copies sold
Ratchet & Clank - 200,000 copies sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - 300,000 copies sold
EyePet - 90,000 copies sold

Sorry. :-)

@ iron_sheik

Pretty desperate, my friend.
Show me ANY link that says that Uncharted 2 has sold 2 million copies.
And don't use assumptions either.
You don't buy the games, then you build them up on faith.
I'm sure Naughty Dog appreciates that.

Sony Fans are SO sad...

Ahhh... No link. Thought so. Have a nice day.
And who mentioned Forza? I love how Sony Fans like to divert the question. Nice try. :-)

iron_sheik3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

forza3 -175k in US and <800k LTD as of now

demon souls sold 160k in us alone and has 89% at meta and ww it might have sold around 500k by now

however last remnant, lost odyssey, blue dragon, infinite undiscovery, and all x360 jrpgs bombed in reviews as well as sales.

the only x360 exclusive which is aaa this year forza3 bombed in sales --175k lol first month in US hahaaa

can you show me any link where forza3 topped the chart besides USa. uncharted 2 topped all charts worldwide during the first 2 weeks of launch. it is a no brainer that the game has done over 2m by now

as for forza3 it flopped in usa and you can easily determine its sales numbers elsewhere where it barely charted

also x360 wont ever have any game getting 96% at metacritic. play lame DLCs and expansions like odst which are also flops -80% at meta

oh wait
vgfake has uncharted 2 at 1.7m as of 21st november and if u include BF week then it will be around 1.8-1.9m LTD as of last week. but hey these are vgggg's numbers so actual numbers are way over 2m in just 1.5 months

as for forza3 though you will not find it anywhere ..not even in us chart. it did 200k in uk though and flopped everywhere else on earth

damnightmare3276d ago

Are you writing a comprehensive guidebook on how to be an Xbot?

Your posts are so long and boring, I'm sure you have enough pages for a rough draft.

ZombieAutopsy3276d ago

lol walls of text still dont make you right about anything.

thebudgetgamer3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

off to play uncharted.


wingman32x3276d ago

"Demon Souls - 300,000 copies sold "

Those numbers are solid for a game that recieved ZERO advertising. Hell, a good number of people didn't know this game existed until reviewers showered it with praise. Under those circumstances, I think it sold well.

baum3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

Banjo Kazooie 0.6 million
Ninety-Nine Nights 0.38 million
Ace Combat 6 0.72 million
Lost Odyssey 0.82 million
Blue Dragon 0.53 million
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 0.2 million
Too Human 0.64 million
Scene-It 0.53 million
Scene-It box office smash 0.46 million
Chromehounds 0.4 million
Shadowrun 0.39 million
You're in the movies 0.43 million
Lips 0.5 million
Prey 0.28 million
Tenchu Z 0.33 million
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise: 0.33 million
MotoGP '06, 0.26 million
Ninja Blade 0.17 million
Viva Piñata: Party animals 0.17 million
The Idol Master: 0.07 million
Leisure Suit Larry Box office Bust 0.07 million
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad 0.05 million
Lips #1 Hits: 0.04 million
Ridge Racer 6 0.2 million

Timed exclusive flops

Ninja Gaiden 2 0.96 million
Tales of Vesperia 0.45 million
Alone in the Dark 0.39 million
Vampire Rain 0.15 million
Eternal Sonata 0.24 million
Overlord II 0.18 million
Overlord 0.41 million
Infinite Undiscovery 0.54 million
Star Ocean IV 0.55 million
Last remnant 0.59 million
Beautiful Katamari 0.26 million
C&C3:RA 0.29 million

Multiplat 360 flops

SFIV PS3 = 1.45 million, 360 = 1.29 million
DMC4 PS3 = 1.26 million, 360 = 1.17 million
VF5 PS3 = 0.5 million, 360 = 0.2 million
Batman Arkham asylum PS3 = 1.26 million 360 = 1.06 m
Burnout Paradise PS3 1.12 million X360 1.09 million
Dynasty Warriors 6 PS3 0.62 million X360 0.27 million
Bladestorm PS3 0.22 million X360 0.09 million
Tekken 6 PS3 0.56 million X360 0.26 million

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MAiKU3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

"Microsoft has yet to report hard X360 hardware figures over Black Friday week 2009"

"For PS3, the figure was more like 35% in 2008 if the red estimate is correct."


Achievement Unlocked:
Red Ring of Death.

HA! put that on a shirt and sell it!

Oh wait they did!

TheTruth20093276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

Let me help you break down the list of so-called "Flops" that you have listed in your post:

Maybe it'll help you understand how the Gaming Industry works.

One simple word... Marketing.

95% of the games that you listed were games that had a development time of under a year and ZERO marketing dollars. Some at the six-month mark. The developer understands the goal of the game, and that goal is discussed with Microsoft prior to the game's release.

Both parties have differing goals:
The DEVELOPER'S goal is to recoup development costs, make an impact in the gaming community, and perhaps establish a franchise. And in the least, make enough dollars to create a second release.

MICROSOFT'S goal is to simply diversify its lineup.

Do you honestly think that they expected Tenchu Z, Chromehounds, and Viva Pinata to sell TWO million copies? Of course not. It's about diversity with Microsoft. Nothing else. It's one of their selling points.

But Sony's lineup is different. And the BIG one is Killzone 2. NO game this generation has spent more time and money on a title and recouped less profit. Too Human is up there with it, but Too Human didn't spend an 1/8 of the marketing dollars that was spent on Killzone 2. So Denis Dyack lost LESS money.

And the list goes on and on:
Little Big Planet
Uncharted 1
Uncharted 2
Resistance 2

All of your big franchises fall short when it comes to recouping.
That is why Sony is notorious for bundling MAJOR titles with their system. It's to help out their developers and save face. They need them. And have to get their game in homes.

Why? Because PS3 owners DON'T BUY GAMES. Sorry.

And I'll ask the question that STILL no one has answered:
"Name a time that you've seen in the media a long line of people at a game store waiting for the midnight release of a PS3-exclusive title."

Never. Why?

Say it with me...

Because NO. ONE. CARES.

So list your little known games. You haven't seen many commercials of those games listed, have you? Of course not.

But nice try. :-)

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Sigh3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

it's great you are doing free advertising for Sony. Get the word out there.

Edit: Damn lol, Baum's list just totally owns Truth's XD.

Unicron3275d ago

HAHAHA, your tears feed me child. Moar, moar, cry moar!

Omegasyde3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

They should really have a limit on the amount of characters you input with each comment.

Thetruth2009, the real truth is that the comments are made for "commenting"
Not for submitting essays on "how to cure cancer by the year 2016 with duct-tape and pantyhose".

If you are going to troll, keep it short and simple. i.e:
Droids are so fat, even God couldn't lift their spirits
A Bots so ugly,
that if they look out the window, they get arrested for mooning.

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awesomeperson3275d ago

Umm Thetruth may I just point something out? All those sale things you have have been copied and pasted on most of your comments for like over 2 weeks. Can you please update them, I just don't believe sale numbers don't change in a few weeks ;)

Sheik al botto3275d ago

Haha 360 is dead. You got owned.

Inferior games + inferior console = 2 year life cycle.

4point7BillionLoss3275d ago

Droids are hypocrites .... Stupid idiots !!!!

Wait until M$ release their figures showing higher sales and then it will be back to normal ...

Narutone663275d ago

sound just like Bladestar/a MS employee/Aaron G.

Admiral_Benson3275d ago

The biggest hypocrite in here is YOU.

"NO.ONE.CARES"? Eeeerrrrm......Clearly you do, and more than most! Besides, the recent GOTY nominations and sales figures also state otherwise.

If you are so confident that MS are such a dominant force this console generation then why do dedicate SO much time leaving walls of text regarding how "Sony are failing", "PS3 games dont sell", "The sales" blah blah blah. Surely if MS are dominating by such a massive margin then you have nothing to fear......or do you?

Your comments smack of insecurity and console envy.

This isn't 2006 anymore, we're in 2009. The tables are beginning to turn and Sony are on a roll, like it or not.

Maybe you should change your username to something more appropriate?


Sir Ken_Kutaragi3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

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wingman32x3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

"So list your little known games. You haven't seen many commercials of those games listed, have you? Of course not."

You just owned yourself! You say that yet you have the audacity to put demon's souls in the same group as Uncharted 2. Your defense of the Games listed by Buam apply to demon souls.

You haven't seen many commercials of Demon's Souls, have you? Of course not.

But nice try. :-)

avengers19783275d ago

You do konw that the eyepet was pushed back right, and just because your a xbot and finally see what we've all been saying and that's the PS3 has arrived. The sales for the 360 are gone, and if it was not for hardcore fanboys rebuying systems they would not even be selling as well as they are. Your comments make you sound like a d-bag, and now the xbots don't care because you are on the verg of last place again, and if Natal flops that will be it for the 360 and they will rush some other piece of hardware garbage.

baum3275d ago

I just raped "teh truth" and all he can say is "bu bu bu marketing" even though alll Xbox 360 exclusives & timed exclusives get a lot more advertising than most games in the market. This moron has no proof of anything he says other than gut feeling and when he is owned he denies reality lol, that's a psychotic defense mechanism

BTW most multiplats I cited were also high profile. If SF4 and RE5 did these numbers on PS3, I wonder if bladestar will cry when FFXIII comes out

talltony3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Listen to vgchartz when the 360 is ahead of the ps3 and dont listen to them when ps3 is ahead of 360?? It doesnt matter what sony fans believe what matters is that you trust vg chartz and now you believe sony is selling more ps3's than 360. microsoft couldnt even say a figure of what they sold, hmmm I wonder why?

the denial2009

cliffbo3275d ago

they are official numbers

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Santa Hirai3276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

Knowing M$ They will say they sold 540,000 and then in a few weeks we will hear they sold like 240,000 and a month after that they will say "well over black friday we sold 240,000 (sound familiar?) LOL

Edit: Wall of text , NO ONE CARES :D

Take this fool,s bubbles so i dont have to do 3-4 mouse wheel scrolls to get past his stupid comment.

iron_sheik3276d ago

double the orevious week

which is like 280,000

Hanif-8763276d ago (Edited 3276d ago )

Dude, you are so right Microsoft always gives false sales figures.. maybe to hide the fact that they are getting their ass whipped by Sony. However, we all knew that Sony would come out on top like always :)

Santa Hirai3276d ago

Looks like im gonna be busy giving out ps3,s this christmas its gonna be alot of work but the gamers deserve it.